THE DANGER OF INDEPENDENCE
It does not take long for the independent spirit of man to become evident to all those around us. From little babies to old people, the quest for doing things ‘our way’ is seen in so many ways. That was introduced in the Garden of Eden when the serpent put a question in the mind of Eve as to whether the words of God were true (Genesis 3:1-5). This began an independent thinking in the mind of mankind, accepting the lie that they could make decisions on their own.
The very nature of sin is believing that we can do things without the approval of God and not suffer any consequences. This attitude brought death – eternal separation from God our Creator.
On the other hand, God provided a solution, and deliverance from mankind’s independent spirit by total dependence on the work of Jesus Christ His Son. This step of dependence begins a life of allowing God to direct all our steps. From the air we breath and use for worship, to every act of life and ministry, it must be a continual stream of reliance on God.
This includes becoming dependent on others. I will address this in a later blog, but I want to assure you that this subject is not easy for me. The older I get, the more I realize the value of being totally dependent on the Lord.
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